Caramalt (Carastan) - Simpsons 1oz
Simpsons Caramalt is a light caramel malt with a color range usually around 15-20 Lovibond. This malt is known for its ability to add body, mouthfeel, and a pale amber color to the beer, while imparting a subtle, smooth caramel flavor. Unlike darker caramel malts, Simpsons Caramalt delivers sweetness without contributing overly roasted or toasted flavors. It also aids in improving foam stability and retention in the finished beer.
Given its characteristics, Simpsons Caramalt is suitable for a variety of beer styles including, but not limited to:
- Pale Ales and IPAs: This malt is frequently used to add sweetness and balance the bitterness in pale ales and India Pale Ales.
- Golden and Blonde Ales: It can enhance the malt profile, color, and body of lighter ale styles without adding too much caramel flavor.
- Amber Ales: Simpsons Caramalt helps in achieving the amber color and malt sweetness in this style of beer.
- Lagers and Pilsners: The malt can contribute to a fuller body and slight sweetness in lagers and pilsners.
- Bitters and ESBs: English Bitters and Extra Special Bitters can benefit from the added malt complexity and improved mouthfeel provided by this malt.
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